Thursday, September 18, 2014

Art 1- Value practice

Shading with line. Art 1 students are learning how to shade by using line.

Monday, September 15, 2014

One Liner/Modified Value practice

Students from 3rd & 5th periods were suppose to bring in an image to use for today's practice and possible use it for their project, starting tomorrow. If they forgot, they will lose homework points and they will be able to print something from the class computer. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pre-AP/Draw 3 Classes

Today they are refreshing their minds on Value/Shading. They are to then create 4 more images using the One Liner idea along with Shading.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Picasso One Liners

I stumbled across a book last year while looking up Contour Line drawings. It's called Picasso's One Liners. Amazing to me to think he drew with only one single line. This inspired me to have assignments based around this. I had always done this, but never to this extent. So my Pre-AP and Draw 3 kiddos will be introduced to One Liners today and then they will practice to perfect it then they will begin a Project. I am attaching images of Picasso's work along with my 'idea' for a project.

Picasso Examples

My idea for a project

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This week!

Art one Portfolio projects were due on Monday. Students had until the end of class on Monday to finish. I started taping portfolios (to make them a pocket) that were ready to be taped.  Students have the opportunity to come in on their own time or if there is down-time in class to finish if they aren't finished. It is their responsibility to get it turned back in for a re-grade.

Tuesday - Art 1 - Students started exercising their brains again. Training their eyes to be an important tool when it comes to drawing. They created Contour lines of hands and objects. 

Wednesday -today- Art 1- Exercising the brain once again! Starting their next project "Upside Down Man" This will go on for a few days. They are encouraged to fill their paper and if parts of the guy doesn't fit, then that is okay. Tomorrow I will explain the rest of the criteria and that criteria will then be posted on here. 

Draw 3 & Pre-AP Classes - Portfolio projects are due Today Wednesday. They too are encouraged to come in and finish it on their own time. Starting tomorrow they will start thinking Contour lines and will then create a piece of art using just that, Contour Lines. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Grades Continued....

I am hoping to get the Assignments that have 'Practice' into the grade book soon. I have students that are using their practices to create their final project. I will call for all of them tomorrow (Friday) and hopefully I can get those grades in by next week. Just an FYI.

The Hands assignment... same thing, students are either still working on these or never started, just due to schedule changes. I will round these up and get them all posted soon also.

Thank you for being patient.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Grades are being updated today and tomorrow!!! I will post grades by Friday and explain to students how to go about assignments that have low grades or assignments that are missing.

Students are to copy it or write it in their own words the criteria for their projects. Then they will turn it in with their work on the due date with their own evaluation. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week of Sept 2

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT!!! From 6-8pm. I'll be here!! 

This week, all classes are working on their Portfolio design. This will be the First major project for this 9 weeks. 

Daily Journals begin today!